BBC Weather: Flash flooding warning in place as heavy downpours set to disrupt UK sunshine

BBC Weather: Torrential rain and thunderstorms across UK

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BBC weather woman Carol Kirkwood has warned a storm front from Spain and France is due to arrive in the UK. The band of wet weather is set to unleash torrential rains on parts of England. Ms Kirkwood told BBC Breakfast the downpours could see as much as 50mm of rainfall in only a few hours. Despite the deluge, temperatures are set to continue to rise in the south-east with temperatures in London possible reaching 30 degrees celsius. 

Ms Kirkwood told BBC Breakfast: “We are looking at some thunderstorms.

“Now some of them could be torrential.

“There could be some flash flooding.

“There is a potential for 50mm, that is two inches of rain, in just a few hours from some of the bigger storms.”

The meteorologist a weather front moving in from the European continent was to blame for the stormy weather.

Ms Kirkwood said: “It is because we have this system coming up from Spain and France which will eventually move across our shores.

“Particularly parts of England, possibly east wales.

“We also have a weak weather front sinking south, it is not weak at the moment but it will become weaker through the day.”

BBC Weather: Europe set for showers and ‘high humidity’

She continued: “We have some heavy rain from that across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“But you can really so as we move through the day how it becomes a band of cloud with some patchy light rain on it.

“Now it is also the demarcation line between the hot and humid air in the South and the fresher air across the North.

“In the North temperatures, today will be between roughly 14 and 18 degrees.

Ms Kirkwood added: “But if you are off to Royal Ascot or indeed Queens today, the humidity levels are rising through the day

“As indeed is the temperature, looking at 29 possibly 30 degrees in London.

“If we hit 30 degrees it will make it the warmest day of the year so far.

“Now as we head into the evening and overnight here come the thunderstorms moving in from across the Channel pushing across the southern, eastern, and central parts of England. They could get as far as east Wales as well.” 

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